Skills for Innovation

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Addresses the issue of what skills and competences are required to maintain and improve innovation performance in Europe.The shift over previous decades, from primarily resource-based to knowledge based economies has changed and continues to change the kinds of skills and competences required to play their role in fostering innovation. Recent reports (CEDEFOP 2007/8, INSEAD 2009) indicate that projected skills gaps/shortages and mismatches present serious challenges to the maintenance of economic growth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation Policy Challenges for the 21st Century
EditorsDeborah Cox, John Rigby
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780203084243
ISBN (Print)9780415896122, 9781138960596
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2012


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation Management
  • Strategic Management

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Institute of Innovation Research


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